Centro de Sevilla
Seville’s city center is dominated by many of the most famous monuments of the city including the world’s largest Gothic cathedral and the La Giralda bell tower, which was formally the minaret of a Muslim mosque during the Almohad dynasty’s reign in Al-Andalus. The Alcazar Palace and gardens are worth visiting numerous times, especially when there are cultural events and movie showings in the evening, which make the place feel even more like it was taken out of a storybook. Within the center, you can also find the Barrio Santa Cruz, which was formally the Jewish quarter and one of the most historic parts of the center. An afternoon can be well spent just wandering around and getting lost in the labyrinth-like streets and finding little plazas filled with orange blossom trees. The Arenal neighborhood is home to the famous Maestranza bullring –– one of the most revered places to see a bullfight in Spain. If you don’t have the stomach to see a fight, you can visit the facilities to learn about the history, art, and important characters in the world of bullfighting. One final area worth checking out in the city center is the neighborhood of Alfalfa. Here you can find good eats and lovely plazas, such as the Plaza del Salvador, to enjoy a montadito and caña on a sunny afternoon.